From the Advertiser archives - February 26 edition

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February 27, 1915

I should like through your paper to thank the people of Rugby who gave me, when I appeared at the Empire Picture Palace on Wednesday, such a good reception and also put me top of the list as representing Rugby by contributing so handsomely to the fund for providing mouth organs for our soldiers and sailors. I have turned the money into between 70 and 80 and have sent them straight through the Daily Paper Fund to the front.

Frank Browning, Coton House, Rugby.

February 26, 1965

The ‘sold out’ sign could go up at several local public houses this weekend if delivery men for one of the largest Midlands breweries continue their five-day-old strike over a bonus scheme. Some 200 Ansells Brewery drivers withdrew their labour on Monday. Mr J Cossar, licensee of the Black Horse, Bilton was one of those ‘running low’ when the Advertiser enquired. At the Dun Cow at Stretton there would be enough beer to last the weekend and stocks at the Stag and Pheasant, Hillmorton were very low.

February 22, 1990

Rugby’s new library, art gallery and museum may still be built, county leader John Vereker said this week. He said options for funding the £4million project were still being looked at. The scheme was put in doubt by its omission from the capital programme and the restrictions on all spending on long-term projects. It was due to be built in 1991 and will be discussed next year for inclusion in the programme.